Apps and solutions that can track COVID-19 – they’re a topic everywhere and it’s hard to understand what’s behind. What opportunity does it represent for public health? What does it mean for our personal data? And is it possible to track the disease by collecting only open data? And could a simple cough be enough to detect a COVID-19 infection?
Our first digital session on 5 May, together with the Zurich chapter of “MyData.org” tries to provide an answer to these questions.
Simon Hofer, Founder of DetectNow, a team that develops an AI to detect COVID-19 from cough audio. The vision is that anyone can get tested anytime and anywhere simply by coughing into their smartphone.
Regina Miller, Medical Expert, and Samuel Welten, Lead Developer presenting Virustracker; an app that tracks infections without tracking people. The idea is to get informed anonymously when you were close to an infected person to slow the viral spread. This is achieved with a completely open system and without a central data collection.
André Golliez, President Swiss Data Alliance and MyData Zurich Lead, will present the Swiss governance model for a digital proximity tracing, a paper established by the a working group of the network for «Digital Self-Determination»
Giovanna Jaramillo-Gutierrez, Co-Founder of Milan and Associates SPRL, and Data scientist at World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 Senior Epidemiologist Consultant, will give a brief proposal on public health surveillance and its data-related challenges and opportunities. This could be the contribution of the tech world to already existing public health systems in place, e.g. contact tracing by keeping ethical human-centric approaches.
18:30 Start and welcome
19:05 Breakout sessions
19:20 Swiss governance model for a digital proximity tracing
19:35 COVID19 pandemic surveillance, response and the digital world: challenges and opportunities
19:50 Interactive Q & A
20:00 Wrap up and outlook to Women in Digital Health program 2020
Join on 5 May and register on our Meetup page to receive the webinar link before the event
START-UP EVENING Women in digital health (WiDH) presents “Digital Health Start-up Evening” at ETH Rocket Hub.
WHAT TO EXPECT – 3 Start-ups on stage Dr. Sophia Borowka, CEO and Co-Founder of Caressoma. Caressoma is building an artificial intelligence (AI)-based autonomous ultrasound device that provides doctors with reproducible ultrasound volumes to track the evolution of an injury or disease and help prevent them. By measuring in a reproducible way they improve inter- and intra-rater reliability and pave the way for a clean machine-learning based image analysis. https://www.caressoma.com/
Anna Postel, Business Developer at OneDoc. OneDoc is the leading swiss platform for medical appointments. We are striving to make medical appointments as easy as possible for all actors involved by creating easy access for patients, simplifying the appointment management for the assistant and helping the doctors to communicate. https://www.onedoc.ch/en/
Lukas Frischknecht, Computer Vision Engineer at SNAQ GmbH. SNAQ manages the impact of food on health. With our nutrition analysis solution, we provide the most convenient and accurate way to capture nutritional intake and explain how it affects different parameters such as glucose or blood pressure, weight and activity. This solves the most error-prone factor during insulin therapy for over 50 million diabetics who depend on mealtime insulin injections. We provide the first end to end solution for accurately calculating the carbohydrate content of meals based on images https://www.snaq.io/
– Workshops using swarm intelligence
AGENDA 18:00 Door opening and registration 18:30 Programme start 20:15 Networking apéro
LOCATION RocketHub – ETH Entrepreneur Club Coworking Space Stampfenbachstrasse 52/56 8092 Zürich
** This event is open to ALL genders. Join us and be inspired! **
Pre-event at 5:30 PM: WiDH Association Founding
We would like to take WiDH to the next level and will found an association. Join us on March 4 and become a founding member.
Yearly membership fee of 100 CHF will entitle you to reduced registration fees, access to events for members only and you have a vote at the yearly General Assembly and with that steering Women in Digital Health and be part of the long-term strategy of this association.
However please note that, after much discussion, we have decided that only women will be able to sign up as (Founding) Members of the association. Thank you for your understanding!
SAVE THE DATE Women in digital health (WIDH) is proud to be a part of the #WeTechTogether Conference 2020 at Technopark.
This conference offers a diverse range of workshops, mentoring, talks and coverage for and about diversity in the tech industry.
WHAT TO EXPECT The conference aims to create an empowering environment for everyone to discover and navigate the fields of STEM. It offers a diverse range of workshops, mentoring, talks and coverage for and about diversity in the tech industry. You will receive the opportunity to experience first hand Virtual Reality, Robotics, AI & Blockchain technologies with leading tech companies like Amazon Web Services. Join us to meet and interact with members of these fields, as well get the chance to network with others with similar interests and interesting backgrounds.